Some recent resource material for charity trustees and managers.
Sector think tank New Philanthropy Capital has a new briefing paper for trustees following its seminar on charity strategy, ‘Developing an effective strategy: An introduction for trustees‘. Sections cover topics such as The right team for the job and the importance of context, with a couple of short case studies.
Also from NPC, a briefing paper on how trustees can ensure their charities are focusing on impact, also following on from a seminar. » Continue reading news item ... “Starters on charity strategy, impact and enthusiasm”
An interesting article from The Management Centre is headed with the quote “Culture eats strategy for breakfast” from legendary management consultant and writer Peter Drucker. This doesn’t mean that strategy is unimportant, but rather that a powerful and empowering culture is a surer route to organisational success.
The piece goes on to give an overview, with examples, of the Johnson and Scholes Cultural Web as a model to map culture, as part of a process to change it. » Continue reading news item ... “Transforming culture for organisational success”
An article in the May edition of ‘Governance and Compliance’ magazine from ICSA addresses how a lack of strategic planning in charities can prevent boards from driving the organisation forward.
The piece gives some factors in how a strategy is devised, the structuring of board engagement, avoiding pitfalls and other tips. Read ‘Plan for the future’ here.
Accountancy body ICAEW has reported its findings from a review carried out on behalf of the Charity Commission, into “charities strategy development, implementation and review”. 26 charities were reviewed by experienced practitioners.
A couple of themes which emerged: few charities considered mergers in their strategies, and few linked strategy to risk assessment.
Recommendations include that the Commission should provide guidance on strategy processes and encourage charities to use scenario planning techniques. » Continue reading news item ... “Improving charity strategy development”